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Terms and conditions

Foothold website terms and conditions

Welcome to the Foothold website. If you continue to use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use which, together with our privacy policy, govern Foothold’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

1. Definitions

 The term “Foothold” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of the website whose registered charity name is Foothold, The Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund, and registered office is Napier House, 24 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6AZ, UK.

The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

2. Your use of the Foothold website

You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the website by, any third party. Such restriction includes, without limitation, conduct which may harass, defame or cause distress to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive material within this website.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions and that they comply with them. This includes any children or young people for whom you are responsible.

3. Your personal information

By using our Website or any of our services, or providing us with any personal data, you agree to your personal data being used and disclosed as set out in our privacy and cookies policy.

4. Copy right & trademarks

This website and its content are copyright of Foothold, The Institution of Engineering & Technology Benevolent Fund - © Foothold 2019. All rights reserved.

Foothold is the owner of all intellectual property rights in the website including the Foothold name and logo. You may not use or do anything with the material apart from as set out in this section:

  • You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your own personal and non-commercial use only.
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
  • You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to Foothold. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

5. Links to third party websites

Through this website you can to link to other websites which are not under the control of Foothold. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites.

6. Linking to our website

Do not link to the Foothold website without prior written permission from Foothold. You can request permission by emailing us on contact.us@myfoothold.org. Your site must not conflict with the aims of Foothold.

7. Donations and payments via our website

If you use a payment card on our website, you must be the authorised user of the card and have permission and funds to make the relevant payment or donation. The Foothold website uses the card processing partners Go Cardless and Stripe and securely process payments.

8. Our liability

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Foothold and our partners and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Foothold takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

9. Jurisdiction

Your use of the Foothold website and any dispute arising out of use of the site is subject to the law of England and Wales.

10. Contact us

If you have any queries about the Foothold website or this policy please get in touch on contact.us@myfoothold.org